Dead body of a newborn baby boy was reportedly found abandoned among heaps of refuse in Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers State.
The baby was dumped by an unknown person suspected to be mother on Sunday night, March 15 where it was found on Monday morning by residents of Atimbo area in Calabar.
It was also learnt that the baby was well clothed in a yellow top and shorts and laid in a carton.
According to a resident of Atimbo identified as Ekanem Effiom who spoke to newsmen, the baby was already dead when they found him.
“I woke up early this morning to dispose off my refuse so to prepare my children for school, then I saw people gathered around the waste bin. I asked what was going on, someone then related to me that it was an abandoned baby. I then walked up to the bin, only to see a fine baby well dressed with curly hair.
One man summoned courage to check on the baby, he discovered its no longer breathing. He did everything possible, but his efforts and that of others were unfruitful.It was a baby boy and the baby was well delivered. It must be a trained person that delivered the mother of the baby” said Effiom.